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United Arab Emirates: Decree-Law Amends Current Family Law

(Dec. 22, 2020) On August 28, 2020, the president of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, signed Decree-Law No. 5 of 2020, which amends a number of provisions of the country’s family law, Law No. 28 of 2005. Those provisions regulate issues of (1) financial support provided by the husband to the […]

Israel: Landmark Decision on Child Support

(Aug. 3, 2017) On July 19, 2017, Israel’s Supreme Court, in an extended panel of seven justices, unanimously accepted appeals against decisions rendered by the district courts of Central-Lod and of Haifa to the effect that the responsibility for child support for children 6 to15 years of age who were under the shared custody of […]